Authentic and unique customised programs for college, university and school groups. We bring the ‘Kiwi’ experience to life.


Our full program design, logistics and leadership service makes life easier for faculty and study abroad leaders in universities, colleges and schools.

As educationalists we put the education into tourism and provide a complete experiential learning experience in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

 

Program unique features

  • Programs in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Rarotonga
  • Program underpin curriculum learning outcomes and objectives
  • Combine a range of important experiences and topics within each program to reflect New Zealand including cultural, environmental, tourism, history and Kiwi hospitality
  • We have local knowledge and contacts throughout the country
  • Lectures, workshops, seminars and presentations by professors, experts, researchers and leaders in the field
  • Arrange service learning opportunities within a program
  • Organise meetings with home country government representatives (embassy officials) and civic events
  • Welcome and farewell dinners Kiwi style
  • Traditional Maori cultural welcome at a Maori marae
  • Include great ice breaker and team building activities
  • End of program celebration and awards ceremony

 

Thanks Jan for putting such a great program together – it was a fabulous learning opportunity for us all! Faculty Leader from the USA, March 2018

 

Logistics

Our Kiwi team are in the North and South Islands, Australian representative in Brisbane and we know the South Pacific very well.  In-country logistics usually include

  • Housing and meals (continental breakfasts with option lunch and dinner plans)
  • Airport transfers, local transport and inter island ferries or flights
  • Identifying and engaging guest speakers, presenters, experts and guides
  • Engage with local universities for academic or research support
  • Provide pre-departure briefings and information
  • Provide academic input to support and underpin learning outcomes
  • Design programs to reflect for-credit teaching and learning outcomes
  • Arrange guest presenters, professors, researchers, experts and industry leaders to participate as well as government representatives
  • Organise site visits and field study opportunities
  • Maintain effective and efficient risk management procedures including New Zealand health and safety and teaching in the outdoors legislation
  • Provide a dedicated Program Leader to accompany the group
  • Minimum age group for schools is 14 years (12 or 13 years under special circumstances)

 

About Program Leader, Susie

Thank you so much for taking the time to travel and teach us! We have learned so much and we have gained so much from your local perspective. we are gonna miss you, Best Rebecca, student March 2018

 

Popular programs, themes and topics

  • Service Learning (environmental, cultural, restoration)
  • New Zealand business, trade, industry and politics
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Discover New Zealand, the youngest country on earth
  • Film locations of LOTR and Hobbiton (work of Sir Peter Jackson)
  • Global leadership and engagement – tomorrow’s global leaders
  • Health and social services
  • Taste New Zealand
  • New Zealand eco and adventure tourism
  • Sustainability
  • Outdoor adventure experiences (outdoor survival skills through leadership development)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine and/or wildlife conservation
  • Teacher education and educational leadership
  • Environmental stewardship, ecology, nature and wildlife
  • Sports, recreation and event management
  • Earthquake disaster management and rebuild (the Christchurch story)
  • Natural history, ecology and geology, marine biology
  • Environmental conservation and sustainability


“I am in so much admiration of your work and characters. The pride you have in your country is infectious. You’re changing so many lives for the better with your practice”


Sarah C. Study Abroad Adviser, USA